WATCH: Toyota PH unleashes the GR Yaris, a 3-cylinder, four-wheel-drive track weapon

July 26, 2021

Alright, this is the moment almost all Filipino car enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for. Since its shock teaser a few months back, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), has finally went full speed ahead with its recent launch of the GR Yaris, a road-going version of its WRC challenger. This, in turn, adds another character to TMP’s expanding line-up of GR models like the GR Supra and the Vios GR-S.

Toyota’s most anticipated hot hatch boasts development never seen before in a production vehicle. While regular motorsports cars are built from normal road production vehicles, the GR Yaris was built first as a motorsports vehicle then developed as a road vehicle.

Born from the World Rally Championships and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda’s passion to develop The Toyota Sports Car, the GR Yaris is built from the ground up to surpass standards in building ever-better cars. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR), Toyota’s performance development arm specializing in motorsports and development of ever-better cars, combined motorsports technology and design to develop the GR Yaris as a pure performance vehicle and a heart-racing daily driver.

It comes in 6-speed manual transmission and is powered by a G16E-GTS 3-cylinder inline DOHC 4-valve roller rocker engine hailed as the “world’s best” inline 3. The unique GR-Four 4-wheel drive system makes the GR Yaris competitive and rally-ready in any condition. The Philippine-spec GR Yaris comes with the High Performance/Circuit Package as standard.

Okay, enough with the texts. Click HERE to witness TMP’s well-anticipated online launch of the GR Yaris. The GR Yaris retails at P2.65-Million for the 1.6L Turbo MT variant in 3 colors: Super White II, Emotional Red, and Precious Black. It will be available in Toyota’s 16 GR Performance dealers nationwide starting August 14, 2021.

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.